Rana  Zincir-Celal

Rana Zincir-Celal

Visiting Fellow

International Inequalities Institute

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English, Turkish
Key Expertise
Social and Economic Equity, Gender, Peace-building, Diplomacy

About me

As Deputy Director and then as Executive Director, Rana played a key role in the development of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute. She has spent the past 20 years as an advocate for social change through engagements in academia, philanthropy, arts and culture, and peace-building and citizen diplomacy. Before joining the London School of Economics in 2017, she was based at Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul, where she worked with Columbia University faculty in developing collaborative programmes in Turkey. As Vice-President of Programmes, she designed and led the grantmaking strategy of the Chrest Foundation, steering resources to champions of social change in Turkey. Rana is currently a trustee of Greenpeace International and a board member of Greenpeace Mediterranean. She served as a member of the Greek Turkish Forum, and as an advisor to the European Cultural Foundation’s Connected Action for the Commons Program. She has contributed to Anadolu Kültür’s Executive Committee. She also served on the European Cultural Foundation’s Princess Margriet Award for Culture Jury and the Hrant Dink Foundation International Human Rights Award Committee. She holds degrees from Columbia University (BA, Political Science and Economics) and the London School of Economics (MSc, Development Studies). She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and CUNY’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society Emerging Leaders Fellowship.